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Book Description This best selling author team explains concepts simply and clearly, without glossing over difficult points. Problem solving and mathematical modeling are introduced early and reinforced throughout, so that when students finish the course, they have a solid foundation in the principles of mathematical thinking. This comprehensive, evenly paced book provides ...more
Published (first published October 6th 1997)
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David Collins
All in all a good teaching tool, but I would tend to give more praise to the first half than the more challenging second half, I.e.- the trigonometry chapters and later. The material, I'm assuming, is pretty much the same as any other textbook on the subject, yet more attention is paid to giving a wider array of examples on the "easier" material. I understand that as you progress in the world of mathematics, the concepts/vocabulary become familiar, but this is a deceptive familiarity owing it's ...more
Jun 18, 2011 Bryguy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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After seeing some other math textbooks, I realized that this is the best math textbook I've ever had. Its explanations are clear and succinct. It also makes a successful attempt to give some interesting background information on mathematicians.
Aug 01, 2011 Miguel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An excellent book about basic algebra and trigonometry that would make you crush Calculus, he explain very well. I am majoring engineering and this is so far, my favorite math book.
Aug 26, 2009 Tika rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hi gay. Who can help me with a book; Precalculus : Mathematics for Calculus: 5th Edition.
For College Math, so I don't have to buy one, just use it at home
Fun, fun precalculus. Good book, good explanations of topics.
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James Stewart is a professor of mathematics and a violinist. He has written a number of textbooks, notably on calculus.

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